Local authority, security operatives demolish illegal structures in Mandevu


A combined team of Lusaka City Council (LCC) Police, State Police and City planning department swung into action on Tuesday night and demolished some structures illegally erected at Mandevu Junction lay-by.

The operation was undertaken after the owners of the business called “raising youths who lift one another take away restaurant” defied numerous notices of caution from the City Council.

According to a statement issued on Wednesday by LCC acting Public Relations Manager, Maston Moonze, the operation started at 21:00hrs last night and ended at 03:00hrs this morning.

Moonze said during the operation, four youths exhibited unruly behaviour and started stoning officers on the ground and further damaged their equipment.

He said these youths were however, apprehended and are detained at Lusaka Central Police Station.

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“Further, some items such as refrigerators, Television sets, beer and soft drinks were confiscated from the business owners for failing to comply with the council directions,” Moonze said.

He said in its effort to promote decent infrastructure planning in the city, the local Authority will not condone the behaviour of mounting illegal structures as it is against the urban and regional planning act of 2015.

Moonze has since urged members of the public to follow laid down procedures in mounting business structures as the Local Authority will not hesitate to pull down structures built illegally in the city.

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